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2011 Monterey Jazz Festival: Rollins, Hiromi, Ruffins & More

Photographer Stuart Brinin shares images from renowned festival in California

Benny Green in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Carmen Souza in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Donny McCaslin in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
india.arie in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Lionel Loueke\ in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Matt Penman and Joshua Redman in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Sarah Wilson in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Scott Colley in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Sonny Rollins with Bob Cranshaw in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival
Uri Caine in performance at 2011 Monterey Jazz Festival

Despite troubling economic times, and multiple climatic disasters around the country, the Monterey Jazz Festival continues to be a beacon of light for jazz fans. The 54th version showcased a rising star in Japanese pianist Hiromi, ” An Afternoon in Treme,” a musical gumbo from the Crescent City, world music talents India.Arie and Richard Bona, and a stirring set from octogenarian icon Sonny Rollins. The weather was picture perfect for the weekend. Add this festival to your bucket list.

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